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I am liking the "Bust out an XXX" threads recently. Can we start a subforum for design ideas/concepts with the same principles? Each day a new topic is started with some simple rules for design. The idea would be to put some ideas together quickly in an interesting way. There isnt a whole lot of differentiation in the gaming market today which makes it hard to be inspired. A forum like this with even 5 people consistently participating would generate quite a few ideas, and I think we would tend to see trends in our own way of thinking about games. This might force some of us to evolve our concepts into something bigger. Comments?

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Are you saying a sub-forum designed to help create genuine game concepts (or game-type concepts)? I've also been noticing that there's been a lack of actually intuitive games in the big leagues for quite some time now... Is that the point of it?

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I think they fit fine in this forum. Too many sub-forums dilute participation.


Ditto. If this ever gets half as active as the Lounge we'd need sub-forums but I doubt it will ever get that far...

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I think it would be best if you got together 3-4 like minded people and turned out one (almost) complete game design doc a week. Or maybe at the beginning of the week have a core idea for those designs posted and have multiple people post their ideas at the end of the week with as complete a design document as they have time to do.

i.e.

Week of October 30th - Business - Any Platform - Nov. 5th the Design Docs show up
Week of November 6th - Fantasy RPGs - Any Platform - Nov. 12th the Design Docs show up

But eh, that's my two cents.

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I agree with KGodwin: this probably works best for a small group of people, friends. I discuss game idea's with a few friends from time to time, and I'd say it helps fleshing them out. Posting on a large public forum as this is more suited for idea's in a more developed stage.

Anyway, if you're looking for a source of inspiration, you are aware of the Experimental Gameplay Project, right? :)

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I agree with KGodwin: this probably works best for a small group of people, friends. I discuss game idea's with a few friends from time to time, and I'd say it helps fleshing them out. Posting on a large public forum as this is more suited for idea's in a more developed stage.

Anyway, if you're looking for a source of inspiration, you are aware of the Experimental Gameplay Project, right? :)


Just to be clear, I was saying do that on a public forum...people here seem willing to give lots of feedback even if it's not what you want to hear. =) Then again, NO ONE ever replies to my help wanted posts =0

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@OP
I think it would be best if you got together 3-4 like minded people and turned out one (almost) complete game design doc a week. Or maybe at the beginning of the week have a core idea for those designs posted and have multiple people post their ideas at the end of the week with as complete a design document as they have time to do.


Good idea. Any takers?

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@OP
I think it would be best if you got together 3-4 like minded people and turned out one (almost) complete game design doc a week. Or maybe at the beginning of the week have a core idea for those designs posted and have multiple people post their ideas at the end of the week with as complete a design document as they have time to do.


Good idea. Any takers?


Well since it's my idea sure =0 But probably not every week.

My two topic suggestions (start Friday and run it Friday to Friday ?) are:
Business
TBS Fantasy Game

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